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Lamar Jackson breaks Michael Vick's single-season QB rushing record

Lamar Jackson breaks Michael Vick's single-season QB rushing record

Lamar Jackson's incredible 2019 season continues to become more impressive by the week.

In the  first quarter of the Ravens' Thursday Night Football contest against the Jets, Jackson surpassed Michael Vick for most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single-season.

The MVP favorite entered Week 15 just 23 yards short of Vick's record. Last week, Jackson became just the second quarterback to have over 1,000 rushing yards in a season.

What's even more remarkable is he has topped the thousand-yard mark on just 151 carries. Jackson has scored seven times on the ground and his 6.7 yards-per-carry is the NFL's best this season among qualified rushers. With just three games to go, Jackson is in the NFL's top 10 for rushing yards, and he's doing it all as a quarterback. 

But what the second-year signal-caller has done with his arm has been just as impressive, if not more, than what he's done with his legs. Entering Week 15, Jackson led the NFL in touchdown passes with 28 while having thrown just six interceptions. 

The 22-year-old has led Baltimore to nine-straight victories, including wins over some of the NFL's best in Seattle, New England, San Francisco and Buffalo.

If any team has hopes of beating the Ravens in the playoffs, they will have to slow Jackson down. So far, that's been nearly impossible to do.

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Former Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees announces retirement

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Former Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees announces retirement

Former Ravens and Titans defensive coordinator Dean Pees announced his retirement from coaching Monday afternoon, just a day after Tennessee lost in the AFC Championship Game to Kansas City.

Pees, at age 70, had just finished his 47th year of coaching. He had previously been a coordinator for the Titans, Ravens and Patriots at the NFL level. He began coaching at the University of Findlay (OH) in 1979 as a defensive coordinator where he rose through the college ranks. 

Pees was in Baltimore from 2010-2017, where he started as a linebackers coach and was promoted to defensive coordinator in 2012. He won Super Bowl XLVII with the Ravens.

During his time as a coordinator, the Ravens ranked in the top 10 of scoring defenses three times, where he saw franchise greats like Ray Lewis and Ed Reed end their careers.

Pees’ defense in Tennessee this season stiffened down the stretch, as it allowed just 25 total points in the first two playoff games against New England and Baltimore. The Titans lost 35-24 to the Chiefs on Sunday.

In 10 of his 12 seasons as a defensive coordinator in the NFL, Pees led his defenses to a top 12 finish in points allowed.

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Former Raven Terrell Suggs and the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl-bound

Former Raven Terrell Suggs and the Kansas City Chiefs are Super Bowl-bound

Terrell Suggs and the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Tennessee Titans 35-24 Sunday to advance to Super Bowl LIV in Miami. 

Suggs, who spent 16 seasons with the Ravens, will look to cement his Hall of Fame candidacy with a victory in his second Super Bowl appearance (Won SB XLVII) this time as a member of the AFC Champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Suggs departed from Baltimore before the 2019 season, signing a one-year deal with his hometown Arizona Cardinals before being waived mid-season. 

The Ravens were rumored to be interested in a reunion with their all-time leader in sacks but did not put in a claim, being last in waiver priority, and Suggs was claimed by the Kansas City Chiefs.



While the Ravens' 2019 season ended prematurely at the hands of the Titans, fans in Baltimore can take solace knowing that Suggs and the Chiefs helped bring the Titans' magical season to an end.

Suggs' accolades (2011 AP Def. Player of the Year, 2003 AP Def. Rookie of the Year, 7x Pro-Bowl, 1x All-Pro) will stand the test of time, but adding a second Super Bowl ring to his resume would make his Hall of Fame candidacy that much greater. 

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